Keeping Children Safe
Keeping all of our children safe is fundamental to everything that we do in school. We aim to work closely with parents/carers and support agencies in order to ensure that children are safe both within and outside school.
There are a number of important school policies which support and define our practice.
- St Michael's Safeguarding Policy September 2021 V2.docx
- Appendix to Safeguarding Policy - COVID 19 response
- Anti-bullying Policy (including racial harassment and homophobic bullying)
- E-safety Policy
- Social Media Guidelines for Staff
- Social Networking Guidance for Parents
- Policy for the use of images
The Designated Safeguarding Lead in the school is Mrs Jo Prendergast, the Acting Headteacher. She has overall responsibility for Safeguarding.
The Deputy Safeguarding Officers are: Mrs Eva Stewart, Miss Sarah Bradley and Miss Anna Carr. The safeguarding governor is Mrs Hannah Hayes.
Mrs Fiona Murray has particular responsibility for Looked After Children.
Any concerns about how the school deals with safeguarding issues should be referred either to the Chair of Governors, or to the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO), Tina Wilson (Tel: 01454 868 924).
We do lots of work in school with children about e-safety (keeping themselves safe online).
There is a high level of filtering in place in schools to prevent access to unwanted sites: this may not be the case at home.
We strongly recommend that parents educate themselves how to keep their child safe at home - please visit our e-safety page to find out more, and to access some really useful sites.
Our safeguarding policy incorporates the latest guidance on how to prevent radicalisation.
We have comprehensive vetting procedures as part of the appointment of new staff, and at least one member of the appointments panel has the appropriate safer recruitment training.
All staff and regular volunteers are required to have a DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service). This will highlight any relevant previous convictions.